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cargo -- Enforcement Advisory Regarding U.S. EPA Authorization to Enforce the Cargo Handling Equipment Regulation Posted: 23 Apr 2012 13:45:21
ARB has received United States Environmental Protection Agency (U.S. EPA) authorization to enforce the Cargo Handling Equipment Regulation, including new and in-use engine emission limits. Advisory Number 439: Enforcement of the Cargo handling Equipment Regulation at Ports and Intermodal Rail Yards; Status of Recently Proposed Amendments http://www.arb.ca.gov/ports/cargo/advisories.htm On December 8, 2005, the Air Resources Board (ARB) adopted the Cargo Handling Equipment Regulation (CHE Regulation), which has emission limits for both new and in-use diesel engines in mobile cargo handling equipment, as well as requirements for reporting, recordkeeping, and fuel use. ARB was required to request authorization from the U.S. EPA to enforce the new and in-use requirements. On November 28, 2011, the U.S. EPA authorized ARB to enforce these provisions of the CHE regulation. ARB will begin enforcing these provisions on August 1, 2012. Advisory Number 439 can be accessed at: http://www.arb.ca.gov/enf/advs/advs439.pdf Cargo handling equipment is used to transfer goods or perform maintenance and repair activities and includes equipment such as yard trucks (hostlers), rubber-tired gantry cranes, top handlers, side handlers, forklifts, and loaders, just to name a few. The Regulation for Mobile Cargo Handling Equipment at Ports and Intermodal Rail Yards was adopted in December 2005 to reduce diesel particulate matter in communities located near ports and intermodal rail yards. Additional information on the regulation is available at the following link: http://www.arb.ca.gov/cargo If you have any questions, please contact Michele Houghton at (916) 327-5638 or firstname.lastname@example.org